An Evidence-Based Public Health Approach to Climate Change Adaptation

Type: 
Literature
Health
Organization: 
Environmental Health Perspectives
Description: 

For public health, climate change has gone from a possible concern to what appears to be an actual threat in just over two decades. When the health impacts of climate change were first broached in the health literature, they were referred to as a possible eventuality (Longstreth 1991). Climate change is now recognized by many as a significant public health threat with substantial current health burdens (Åström et al. 2013; McMichael et al. 2004) and additional impacts expected over time both domestically (Ebi et al. 2006b) and abroad (Campbell-Lendrum et al. 2007)."

Category: 
Public Health, climate change, adaptation, planning, mitigation, integration

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